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Episode 37-Tune Tale with Helen Kisiel

by | Jan 14, 2020

What do you do when language fails to capture a memory? Are cows and music a dangerous combination? Pianist Helen Kisiel tackles these issues with two short stories, in this month’s off season installment. 

Plenty of music here, too. Full playlist below.

Thanks to everybody for listening. And a special thank you to James Supplee, Brian Murchison, Michael Todd, Robert Levelle, Mike O’Malley, Parker Abercrombie, Rayburn Vrabel, Mark Haynes, Susan Walsh and Peter Kasin, David Vaughan, Brian Benscoter, Joe Garrett, Gerry Corr for underwriting this episode–and this season of podcast production, as I line up another year of episodes!

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Music Heard on IMS Episode 37
all music traditional, unless otherwise indicated

Tune: “The Phoenix,” from January EP
Artist: The Assembly (FKA Popcorn Behavior)

Tune: “D Chimes,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Celtic Grooves,” from Production Music Made for Irish Music Stories
Artist: Matt Heaton

Tune: “Ennis Encounter [impressions],” from Parlor Session
Artist: Helen Kisiel & Shannon Heaton

Tune: “Ennis Encounter,” from Kitchen Session
Artist: Matt & Shannon Heaton
Composer: Brendan Tonra

Tune: “Boston Sligo Reel”
Artist: Brendan Tonra & Helen Kisiel

Tune: ”When the Saints Go Marching In,” from Field in Autrans, France
Artist: The New Hot 5

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